The Wonders of Plastic: Part Two – The History of Early Human-Made Plastic

Alexander Parkes created the first form of human-made plastic and revealed it to the public in 1862 at the London International Exhibition. He called the compound Parkesine. Parkesine is created by dissolving cellulose nitrate in alcohol and mixing it with vegetable oil. It was an early precursor to celluloid and can be created entirely from … Continue reading The Wonders of Plastic: Part Two – The History of Early Human-Made Plastic